Trees in Anglo-Saxon England: Literature, Lore and Landscape (BOK)

Della Hooke

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Trees played a particularly important part in the rural economy of Anglo-Saxon England, both for wood and timber and as a wood-pasture resource, with hunting gaining a growing cultural role. But they are also powerful icons in many pre-Christian religions, with a degree of tree symbolism found in Christian scripture too. This wide-ranging book explores both the "real", historical and archaeological evidence of trees and woodland, and as they are depicted in Anglo-Saxon literature and legend. Place-name and charter references cast light upon the distribution of particular tree species (mapped here in detail for the first time) and also reflect upon regional character in a period that was fundamental for the evolution of the present landscape. Della Hooke is Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Della Hooke
Forlag
Boydell Press
ISBN 9781843838296
Antall sider 322 Dimensjoner 16,8cm x 24,1cm x 2cm
Vekt 816 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Folklore, myths & legends, Landscape archaeology